7 Things You Must Do This Month

 In Culture, Guide


1/ Get Runway Fever

There’s no better place to be April 23-25 than front row on the runways of Spring Saint Louis Fashion Week. Join ALIVE in celebrating St. Louis’ most promising local design talent alongside internationally known designers during this three-night event. Kick off the week at Saint Louis Galleria for a fashion-filled show benefiting Friends of Wings. Then head to Saks Fifth Avenue for an exclusive look at STLFW headliner Rebecca Minkoff’s latest collection. Wrap the week at the STLFW Designer Showcase at Union Station featuring a fashion presentation by “Project Runway All Star” Viktor Luna, local design house Skif and others. Enjoy exclusive after-show shopping opportunities and drinks provided by Pinnacle Vodka, Skinnygirl wines and Peroni. For tickets and more info, visit saintlouisfashionweek.com.

2/ GO! For a Run

Lace up for the 14th Annual GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend, happening April 5-6 Downtown. Featuring half and full marathons, a 5k and a dozen other activities for people of all ages, the weekend attracts 25,000 participants. A VIP experience upgrade is also available, and medals, memorabilia and St. Louis-themed food will be served after the race. 
For more info, visit gostlouis.org.

3/ Be Tasteful

Join Food Outreach for its 26th annual A Tasteful Affair on April 6. Step into a Roaring ’20s-themed evening in the ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel for tastings from more than 30 of the “bee’s knees” of local restaurants and caterers while perusing hundreds of auction items and enjoying live entertainment. 
For more info, visit Rebecca Minkoff foodoutreach.org.

4/ Shake It Up

Shakespeare takes to the streets, coffee shops and rooftops this month during SHAKE 38, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ citywide reading of the Bard’s 38 plays, from April 23-27. Performers, dancers, artists and actors will partake in this urban literary marathon. To join in or not to join in, that is the question. 
For more details, visit sfstl.com.

5/ Sing Along

Singer-songwriter Ben Folds is bringing his impressive musical talents to the St. Louis Symphony, April 12-13. Known for his mesmerizing musical capabilities and ironic lyrics, Folds will take center stage at Powell Hall along with the St. Louis Symphony to perform fan favorites with astounding musical clarity and originality.
?For tickets, visit stlsymphony.org.

6/ Love the Earth

Experience the second largest Earth Day celebration in the nation at the 25th annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival on April 27 at the Muny grounds of Forest Park. At this community tradition, event-goers will learn about sustainable living opportunities in the region, while enjoying live music, hands-on activities and locally grown, organic food.
For more info, visit stlouisearthday.org.

7/ Glimmer in Gold

Glam it up at Craft Alliance’s ARTrageous GOLD Ball on April 12. Celebrating its 50th year, Craft Alliance sees more than 60,000 St. Louisans walk through its doors each year to experience its exhibitions, participate in its classes and enjoy free community events. A night of decadent cocktails and entertainment, this fundraiser is a must-attend for supporters of the local arts scene and Craft Alliance.
For more info, visit craftalliance.org.


4961_1600.jpgGO! St. Louis photo courtesy of GO! St. Louis



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